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velosewer said...
How did you achieve this pack on a normal sewing machine? It's amazing.
10/15/12 4:48 AM
velosewer said...
Ps. My husband is impressed with your pack too!
10/15/12 4:49 AM
JOshiro said...
Wow! Kudos to you. My husband hiked much of the AT (Georgia to Vermont, so far), and a pack can get some serious wear and tear. Good for you for making one that can be used for serious hiking (ie, carrying a lot of weight!).
10/15/12 11:52 AM
SusiM said...
Super! thanks for the pics and links, too!
10/15/12 2:55 PM
ChristianaT said...
Wow! I hiked the Camino de Santiago de Compostella and we do several day hikes in the Canadian Rockies and I wouldn't have even thought about sewing either of my two back packs. Fantastic job, my big question is where did you find all the supplies and technical fabrics.
10/15/12 6:50 PM
annakeeton said...
Thanks everyone. Velosewer: I think I sewed this on my regular Bernette sewing machine (from the 1990's). A walking foot can help, some people use a teflon foot, others cover the fabric in the seam allowances with pattern tissue paper scraps, to help the fabric feed better. I do use a Kenmore machine (from 60's? 70's?) for projects with thick fabric and/or webbing. ChristianaT: there are a handful of outdoor fabrics stores around the country that offer great selections of fabric, patterns, supplies, and advice/help- The Rain Shed in Corvallis, Oregon, Seattle Fabrics, RockyWoods in Loveland, Colorado are the main 3 I know. They all have websites and you can order fabric swatches. Once you become familiar with the fabrics, sometimes you'll see them pop up in local indie stores, the clearance section of Joann's, etc. Have fun!
10/15/12 7:22 PM
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